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Things to Consider When Buying an “As Is” Used Car

Buying a car

Have you ever wondered what does “as is” actually means? In fact, buying an“as is” used car is a risky deal. It means that you agree to purchase a vehicle in its present condition and bear responsibility for all repair and maintenance this car may need. What is more, you agree to accept the vehicle even if there are unrevealed problems. On the other hand, when purchased wisely, an “as is” used car can save you a great deal of money.

What a VIN Can Tell You

VIN Number.

The first Vehicle Identification Numbers was used in 1954. However, it was not until 1980 that VINs were standardized by the ISO. Prior to standardization, each auto manufacturer used different VIN formats, which varied in number of characters and value of these characters. As a result, two different vehiclescould have the same numbers.

Today, VINs are regulated by the NHTSA. Below is the basic information which a VIN can tell you about your vehicle.

VinInspect™ Vs. Autocheck®

How Does Autocheck® Stack Up to VinInspect™?

When it comes to price, content, and the extent and utility of sourced information, is Autocheck® the place you want to go for your vehicle checks, or is VinInspect™ the better deal? We take apart the two competitors in this article and focus on the facts. By the end of it, you’ll be able to make an informed decision regarding which company is the right auto check service for you. 

VinInspect™ Vs. Carfax®

Does VinInspect™ Go Toe to Toe with the Vehicle Check Giant?

Carfax® may be the most well-known and well-established names in the business of vehicle checks, but does it still live up to its name after all these years? Or have the smaller, more nimble vehicle check companies like VinInspect™ taken the game to a whole new level? We look at the facts to give you the most accurate answer possible, so you can make the right choice when you get to the important step of checking your vehicle’s history.

Customer Reviews

"I used VinInspect’s vehicle inspection service, and I have to say I was amazed by both the reasonable price and the speed that they got it done. Really impressed with this company."

Maria, Z. Paris

"A friend of mine told me about VinInspect, and I’m super happy she did. I almost spent an extra $20 on the same service using CarFax! "

Adam, R. New York